Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Elliott BROOD Live in Edmonton September 22nd 2017

What an amazing weekend of live music. The weekend started with the Elliott BROOD show Friday night at The Needle Vinyl Tavern with opening act The Garrys. This was a sold out show in which my buddy Buzzard and I were able to get tickets to. A sold out show is always a great thing for the acts and the venue, but holy shit it was some packed at The Needle, to the pint where it was hard to get around the place. So much so that, we did manage to wiggle our way to the side of the stage, but when I went to fetch us a few beers there was no way I was getting back to him, therefore I had to drink both beers, what a bummer!

The opening band The Garrys from Saskatoon are three ladies who play a garage surf/pop style of music. I thought they were alright but nothing I would rush out to buy or go see again. I did think the bass player was pretty decent. Overall, not bad.

The Garrys at The Needle.

The headliner was of course the main reason for being there, and I would be talking about the three piece alt country, folk group out of Toronto called Elliott BROOD. This was my fifth time seeing them live and first time since February of 2015, which seems like a long time to go without them coming through town, especially being a Canadian band. But nonetheless here they were gracing the stage of the Needle to a sold out show. Elliott BROOD are on the road promoting their newest album Ghost Gardens via Paper Bag Records that just came out a few weeks ago.

Elliott BROOD who consists of Mark Sasso on guitar, banjo and lead vocals, Casey Laforey on guitar and vocals and rounded out by drummer Stephen Pitkin sounded great. They played a great selection of songs from their whole catalog of six full length albums. Songs such as Little Ones, Northern Air, Bowling Green and Oh, Alberta which got a huge response for obvious reasons. And of course there were some new ones from the Ghost Gardens release Til The Sun Comes Up, Dig A Little Hole, The Widower and 2 4 6 8. Those are the ones I recall anyways. They also brought out openers The Garrys for a couple of cover songs. All and all a great set by Elliott BROOD. Good times!!!

Elliott BROOD at The Needle.

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